In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Search for a small air leak in the International Space Station (ISS) continues. NASA safety panel urges more Artemis integrated software testing. Scientists find some exoplanets potentially more habitable than Earth.
Human Space Exploration
Search continues for small air leak on Space StationCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpaceflightnow.com (10/5): The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is attempting to pinpoint the source of a small air leak traced so far to the Russian segment Zvezda service module near an aft docking port. So far, it is not a crew safety concern, according to NASA and Roscosmos. Northrop Grumman’s latest resupply mission included two containers of pressurized nitrogen gas, which can help to assure the leak is not an issue at least through next spring.
Safety panel has “great concern” about NASA plans to test Moon mission softwareCoalition Member in the News — BoeingArs Technica (10/5): During last Thursday’s meeting of NASA’s independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), members expressed a need for more end to end testing of the software and hardware critical to the Artemis I, II and III missions from launch through landing. “There is no end-to-end integrated avionics ...